The sleepy Mets offense woke up in the first two games of the series with the Brewers, scoring 13 runs while splitting the games. Well, the bats never got out of bed for Sunday’s matinee.
Ryan Braun kicked off the scoring in the fourth inning with a solo home run off of Chris Young. It was the 200th homer of Braun’s career. Aramis Ramirez followed with a bomb of his own to make it 2-0. It went an estimated 456 feet. That’s a lot of feet.
Braun wasn’t done, though. In the sixth he hit another solo shot. His National League-leading 40th home run made it 3-0.
Young was yanked from the game with a man on second and two outs in the sixth. He allowed eight hits, no walks and had two strikeouts in his usual mediocre outing.
Meantime Wily Peralta, making just his third major league start, baffled the Mets bats (not a particularly difficult task these days). He allowed no runs and just two hits over eight innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Mets lose 3-0.